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phy520 - Electrodynamics and Optics (Complete module description)
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Module label Electrodynamics and Optics
Modulkürzel phy520
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Attendance 112 hrs Self study: 158 hrs
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Engineering Physics (Bachelor) > Basismodule
Zuständige Personen
Groß, Petra (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Kittel, Achim (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Lienau, Christoph (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Nilius, Niklas (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Peinke, Joachim (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Schäfer, Sascha (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Schellenberg, Markus (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Uppenkamp, Stefan (Prüfungsberechtigt)
van de Par, Steven (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Wollenhaupt, Matthias (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Electrodynamics and optics:
Students will be able to understand the electric and magnetic phenomena and their treatment by an electromagnetic field including electromagnetic waves - with special emphasis on light.

Optical systems:
The students should be able with the help of optics basics to apply the optics to solve questions of informatics and measurement technology illumination technology materials processing with laser beams and the development of optical mechanical instruments and systems to implement the field of optics and to solve engineering questions.
Module contents
Electrodynamics and optics:
Basics of Electrostatics, matter in an electric field, the magnetic field, motion of charges in electric and magnetic fields, magnetism in matter, induction, electromagnetic waves, light as electromagnetic wave

Optical systems:
Summary of optical basics, technical optics as basics, optical rays, behaviour and properties of electromagnetic waves, application of wave optic properties, area of validity and low of geometric optics, application of ray optic laws, optical image, imaging construction elements, ray bundle, bundle limitation, physics of rays and light, colours, optical systems, set-up and function of selected optical systems of the illumination technology, measurement technology, material processing with laser beams, Communication technology
Electrodynamics and optics:
D. Meschede: Gerthsen, Physik. Springer, Berlin, 2005 (available in English)
P. A. Tipler, G. Mosca, D. Pelte, M. Basler: Physik. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2004
W. Demtröder: Experimentalphysik, Band 2: Elektrizität und Optik. Springer, Berlin, 2004 (available in English)
H. Hänsel, W. Neumann: Physik. Elektrizität, Optik, Raum und Zeit. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2003
S. Brandt, H. D. Dahmen: Elektrodynamik. Eine Einführung in Experiment und Theorie. Springer, Berlin, 2005
W. Greiner: Klassische Elektrodynamik. Harri Deutsch, Frankfurt, 2002
E. Hecht: Optik. Oldenbourg, München, 2005

Optical systems:
Waren J. Smith: Modern Optical Engineering, Mc Graw Hill, 4th edition, 2008
G. Schröder: Technische Optik, Vogel Verlag Würzburg, 2007
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level ---
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture: 6 hrs/week
Exercise: 2 hrs/week
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 6 SoSe 84
Exercises 2 SoSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 112 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
2 exams: 180 min written exam or 60 min oral exam. Here , you will find information about the consideration of bonus points for module marks.